Broadband, Wireless, New Media, Cloud Computing Research and Ventures
Broadband technology is the always-open gateway to a new world of Internet-connected services delivered at lightning-fast speeds to homes, offices and businesses. It also is fostering a new class of consumer- and business-related services. Broadband technology is becoming one of the key tools to help business compete effectively in the local, regional, national, and international marketplace.
One of the key issues facing the implementation of a ubiquitous broadband network for Today's Information Highway is the need for complete interconnectivity and interoperability between existing and emerging communications networks. It therefore makes sense that a strong research activity in this area should be a cornerstone of any communications R&D program, and particularly in countries with large geography, unique population distribution and mix of wired and wireless infrastructure.
The mission of the Today's broadband network technologies is to address key issues such as: interoperability between wireline and wireless services; network standards and security; and the convergence of communications, broadcast and computer technologies. A strong and complementary research program in optoelectronics and photonics develops enabling technologies to increase network capacity and versatility.
Types of Broadband Connections
[BROADBAND.GOV]: Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as:
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
- Cable Modem
- Broadband over Powerline (BPL)
The broadband technology you choose will depend on a number of factors. These may include whether you are located in an urban or rural area, how broadband Internet access is packaged with other services (like voice telephone and home entertainment), price, and availability.
New Media and Cloud Computing
- [New Media Institute]: New Media is a 21st Century catchall term used to define all that is related to the internet and the interplay between technology, images and sound. In fact, the definition of new media changes daily, and will continue to do so. New media evolves and morphs continuously. What it will be tomorrow is virtually unpredictable for most of us, but we do know that it will continue to evolve in fast and furious ways.
- [Wikipedia]: Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort. Cloud computing and storage solutions provide users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers that may be located far from the user–ranging in distance from across a city to across the world.